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50 Years Ago Today

PLASTIRAS ILL: The American cardiologist Dr. William George paid another visit yesterday morning to Prime Minister Nikolaos Plastiras, whom he examined with the prime minister’s own doctors. At noon, the doctors issued the following statement: The health of the prime minister, Field Marshal Nikolaos Plastiras, who has been confined to his bed due to a coronary condition, is improving and he is expected to recover soon. Obviously, he will need to rest for a few weeks before resuming his duties. RALLY PARTY: With reference to various reports on the illness of the prime minister, a Greek Rally party official yesterday emphasized that it rejected any parliamentary coalition and that the only remaining solution to the country’s political problem was the one it had originally supported – general elections under the majority system. DEPUTY LEADERSHIP: Interior Minister Ioannis Rendis chaired a meeting yesterday afternoon of EPEK parliamentary deputies (..). Some of those present expressed their concern at the illness of the prime minister, but did not go as far as to suggest appointing a deputy leader. Nevertheless, many EPEK deputies supported the candidacy of Mr G. Kartalis as deputy party leader, as a better representative of the party’s ideological orientation than Mr Rendis, who is already presenting himself as Plastiras’s deputy. We should always bear in mind that a currency conceals a particular model of economic relations. And the model inherent in the euro does not look much like ours…